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corporation work at the plant. they confirm the safety of three japanese nationals. there's conflicting information on 14 others. >>> fear fighting prompted an emergency meeting on thursday in mali. eu foreign ministers med and agreed to speed up preparations for a mission deployment in mali. the armed forces of france launched a military intervention. extremists are already in control of the northern part of the west african nation. france is a former ruler of mali. the eu ministers see the situation as a grave security threat. eu ministers agree to dispatch a group of about 450 military trainers to mali. the block will send an advanced team to allow t trainers to start their effort by mid-february. the training team will set up a base near mali's capital but will not play a combat role. the hostage taking incident by militants indicate that the chaos in mali could destabilize nearby nations and worsen security. the country will speed up dialogue with various political factions to establish a democratic administration. he attended a meeting. he said mali must regain stability and can d
was a top executive with a japanese engineering firm, jgc corporation, which was working to construct a plant at the gas facility. sources with ties to jgc says he was at the site to meet executives from the british oil firm bp which leads the gas development project. the militants said they took him and hundreds of others hostage to pressure france to end its military campaign against islamist forces in neighboring mali. algerian soldiers surrounded the plant soon after the attack. their operation continued for a number of days. at least 37 foreign nationals died during the course of the crisis. a japanese government plane carrying seven survivors and the bodies of nine is now on its way back to tokyo. government representatives say they will repatriate the body of the tenth victim as soon as possible. >>> air self defense force pilots in japan have been more active since the territorial dispute with china heated up. fighter jets were scrambled a record number of times to intercept chinese aircraft approaching japanese airspace most near the senkaku islands. japan controls the territ
. a spokesperson for jgc corporation says the nationals worked for their operations in algeria. the company is building three natural gas plants there a representative at a local jgc office told nhk he received a phone call from an employee stationed at a site about 1,000 kilometers south of the capital, algiers. he said the employee told him that gunshots had been heard in the distance over a period of about 20 minutes. the representative then said he lost contact with the employee. algerian news agency dna has reported that an armed group attacked a boarding house for staff working at an oil-related facility about 1500 kilometers south of algiers. it says the militants are holding the captives on site and are warning they will blow up the facility if authorities try to step in. the agency also reports that a gun fight erupted with algerian forces and that there are reports of casualties. the algeria press service says two people died in the violence and six were injured, including two foreign nationals. one expert tells nhk the reported kidnapping in algeria could be related to conflict i
for the engineering firm jgc corporation. 27 foreign nationals were killed along with 10 japanese. one jgc staff member who was missing and later confirmed dead will be returned to japan on saturday. prime minister shinzo abe met with his cabinet ministers to discuss the hostage crisis and offered silent prayers for the victims. >> translator: please allow us to express our deepest sympathy for the victims and their families. the chief cabinet secretary will oversee the investigation of this case. he'll also introduce measures to ensure the safety of japanese nationals and firms abroad. >> abe vowed to continue the fight against terrorism together with the international community. the president of jgc corporation has expressed regret over the hostage crisis in algeria. he held a news conference just after returning to japan with seven survivors and nine victims. >> translator: jgc's employees involved in development projects abroad take pride in their work. which contributes to the economic development of the host countries. each one of our engineers is an asset and jgc is supported by them. we
corporation says it has been in contact with three japanese nationals working at the natural gas plant. the fate of the remaining 14 japanese is still not known. prime minister abe said at a news conference that they are both determined to continue fighting terrorism. >> translator: i believe taking the lives of innocent people is an unforgivable act. at the same time our utmost priority is to recover the hostages alive. the situation remains unstable. we'll continue doing our very best to cope with this situation. >> the algerian government has not released any information about the fate of the freed hostage. >>> it's not the first time the algerian government has used military force to deal with extremists. we get a perspective on the political situation. >> reporter: the algerian government hard line approach can be traced back to the decade-long war that ended in 2002. in 1991, islamic parties won a landslide victory in the country's first democratic election. but one year later, military forces carried out a coup on the grounds they were protecting the republican system. >> transl
person. >> translator: i'm sorry to say, but japanese officials and employees from jgc corporation confirmed on wednesday that two of the dead were japanese nationals who worked for the company. the government has expressed its sincere condolences to their families. >> the militants took hundreds of workers hostage. suga called it a cowardly act of terrorism. he promised to do what he can to find the remaining japanese worker who has not been accounted for. japan's senior vice foreign minister asked algeria prime minister for help. shunichi suzuki met with abdelmalek sellal in algiers. he delivered a letter from prime minister shinzo abe. suzuki asked for details about victims, and he requested help in bringing their bodies home. >>> investigators are looking into the timing of the attack. executives from energy companies had a meeting scheduled on the day the militants moved in. algerian security forces surrounded the plant soon afterward. then they fought their way in. at least 37 foreign nationals died in the operation. a senior manager with jgc corporation was among the japanes
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